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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2019, 02:10:17 PM »
Terribly sad - what a lovely, funny and politically sound man he was.

As a child, I loved him playing the boom guy on Rory Bremner's Now Something Else on BBC2. I used to memorise his monologues and repeat them back to my friends. I remember one about having body odour that could strip wallpaper that was a particular hit.

Did he play him with a brum accent?

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2019, 02:28:43 PM »
Did he play him with a brum accent?

I was actually going to say "West Midlands accent" but then I started to wonder if that was a false memory and he did that in something else. But yes, I'm pretty sure that was his self-deprecating, Brummie character.

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2019, 02:38:05 PM »
Also one of my favourites.

I always meant to see one of his live shows, and never managed to make it. Nevertheless I had the good fortune to see him in action at a recording of If I Ruled The World, and he was definitely the stand-out performer.  There were multiple retakes of a bit that in the first take had involved the line "Let's hoist that up the flagpole and see who salutes it" and gradually escalated to "Let's kick that around the swimming pool and see who sodomises it", which I seem to remember didn't make it into the broadcast version. Can't think why.

RIP.

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2019, 02:54:21 PM »
Saw the news in the office and said “Ahh, SHIT” out loud.

Did I imagine it or did he once stand in for Cryer or Garden when doing a Hamish & Dougal sound charade on ISIHAC? I know he did a different role in the spin-off sketches...

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2019, 02:56:26 PM »
Also one of my favourites.

I always meant to see one of his live shows, and never managed to make it. Nevertheless I had the good fortune to see him in action at a recording of If I Ruled The World, and he was definitely the stand-out performer.  There were multiple retakes of a bit that in the first take had involved the line "Let's hoist that up the flagpole and see who salutes it" and gradually escalated to "Let's kick that around the swimming pool and see who sodomises it", which I seem to remember didn't make it into the broadcast version. Can't think why.

RIP.

I saw him at the Bierkeller in Bristol in 2006/7 just after Linda Smith died, and he basically moped about her and re-told her jokes for the entire gig.  I was quite fond of Hardy up to then (I was a HUGE fan of his TV collaborations with Jack Dee), and never found Smith particularly funny (yes, sad that she died so young, but I never got why people thought she was so amazing), so you can imagine how disappointed I was with the gig, and that's all he seemed to do on every subsequent TV and radio show he was on for about a year.  I know they were close, but fucking hell, you've got your own comedy career mate.  I never bothered seeing him again after that.

Anyway, RIP and all that.


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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2019, 03:23:45 PM »
As a child, I loved him playing the boom guy on Rory Bremner's Now Something Else on BBC2. I used to memorise his monologues and repeat them back to my friends. I remember one about having body odour that could strip wallpaper that was a particular hit.

I remember those! He had another one where he did a routine on having to get his ears syringed, which I liked a lot as I've had problems with wax in my ears since a very young age and I was always having that done as a kid.

Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2019, 03:41:55 PM »
I saw him at the Bierkeller in Bristol in 2006/7 just after Linda Smith died, and he basically moped about her and re-told her jokes for the entire gig.  I was quite fond of Hardy up to then (I was a HUGE fan of his TV collaborations with Jack Dee), and never found Smith particularly funny (yes, sad that she died so young, but I never got why people thought she was so amazing), so you can imagine how disappointed I was with the gig, and that's all he seemed to do on every subsequent TV and radio show he was on for about a year.  I know they were close, but fucking hell, you've got your own comedy career mate.  I never bothered seeing him again after that.

Anyway, RIP and all that.


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I've seen one of his sets and I thought it was a little disappointing. He was great on R4 and the like though. I don't know how much of it was him working well in that format or me setting my expectations too high (I was really looking forward to it).

I am quite sad about this still though.

Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2019, 03:48:54 PM »
RIP. I liked him a lot.

I had the book of Speaks to the Nation (I think it was that, can't find it now. It was years ago), and saw him on tour around then. Some friends went to see him last year and really enjoyed it. You never think there's any urgency.

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2019, 04:23:07 PM »
Horrible, deeply upsetting news.  I loved him to bits.  Nearly in tears here.

Just about the last left-wing voice on radio/telly left, too.

First Linda Smith, now this.  They could have been brother & sister.

Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2019, 04:36:24 PM »
I remember those! He had another one where he did a routine on having to get his ears syringed, which I liked a lot as I've had problems with wax in my ears since a very young age and I was always having that done as a kid.

Did he call himself "Jeremy the Trainee" on that? I have a memory of him doing that.

Really depressing news.

Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2019, 04:38:06 PM »
RIP. I liked him a lot.

I had the book of Speaks to the Nation (I think it was that, can't find it now. It was years ago), and saw him on tour around then. Some friends went to see him last year and really enjoyed it. You never think there's any urgency.

This is very true. I've seen him at Glastonbury, and always assumed he was the sort of comedian I'd get round to seeing a proper show of eventually.

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2019, 04:42:00 PM »
His carpool is very funny:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg1rCfKGMOs

And he put on this show a couple of years ago which was brilliant.  Sorry to go off topic but did Arnold Brown have a podcast or something on the go? 

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2019, 04:56:21 PM »
Gutted. One the few true gooduns.

Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2019, 05:21:43 PM »
"A tribute to the late, wonderful Jeremy Hardy"
http://isihac.net/jeremy-hardy/

Made me smile.

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2019, 05:22:04 PM »
Terrible news. No more Speaks to the Nation :(
Searching around for more about this, I found an article which cheered me up a bit:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11474731/Radio-4-comedy-star-Jeremy-Hardys-show-descends-into-violence-over-too-loud-laugh.html

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2019, 05:36:45 PM »
I didn't know much about him, but he made me laugh once.  In 1991, an IRA bomb went off near Downing Street, while John Major was in a meeting with some ministers.  In a magazine article I read, soon after, Jeremy Hardy commented that John Major had been quoted as saying, afterwards, 'I think we had all better retire somewhere else,' with implied and improbable sang-froid, whereas, if he was being truthful, the real words were more likely to have been, 'I think we had all better go and change our trousers.'
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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2019, 06:07:36 PM »
Seemed like a good egg. I liked the way he tried to reconcile his political outlook with his upbringing. One of my favourites was "We didn't have shoes when we were kids. Well, the pavements were carpeted round our way".

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2019, 06:13:18 PM »
Did he call himself "Jeremy the Trainee" on that? I have a memory of him doing that.

Didn't see it myself, but according to the BBC's obituary page he did, yes.


Really depressing news.

The Beeb have now got a tributes page up, and it has actually just reduced me to tears.


EDIT: as has this, all over again:

Quote from: Victoria Coren-Mitchell on Twitter
Jeremy Hardy was so special and brilliant and mischievous, a miracle of a person. I loved him a lot. He was so kind when my father died. My dad admired him enormously. It’s so sad.
Quote from: Fraser Jopp on Twitter
I always remember your father referring to him as 'my ward' on @TheNewsQuiz
 RIP both
Quote from: Neil Dutton on Twitter
Jeremy, Linda Smith and your dad were a wonderful trio of comedy legends that were all taken from us far too soon. The world is a far less funny place today.


EDIT 2: Also loved this, I can so hear him saying it:

Quote from: Robert Hogg on Twitter
I got his autograph once. He signed it, 'What happened between us meant nothing'. I always laugh when I think of that. That meant a lot to me.
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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2019, 06:34:02 PM »
Terribly sad - what a lovely, funny and politically sound man he was.

As a child, I loved him playing the boom guy on Rory Bremner's Now Something Else on BBC2. I used to memorise his monologues and repeat them back to my friends. I remember one about having body odour that could strip wallpaper that was a particular hit.
Trainee boom guy. I remember he had fashioned the boom with a stick, toilet roll and ping pong ball covered in foil.

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2019, 06:36:36 PM »
Sad news... wasn't all that familiar with his stuff, but he seemed like a nice bloke. RIP mate.

Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2019, 06:39:20 PM »
Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar too young to go and was genuinely out of the blue for me.

Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2019, 07:40:34 PM »
Regarding the autograph above, a friend of mine got one and when she looked at it it said "I love only you, Jeremy".

Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2019, 08:17:40 PM »
Just about the last left-wing voice on radio/telly left, too.

wtf



Danny Baker in "making it all about himself again" shocker

Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2019, 09:14:04 PM »
@Paulie Walnuts I agree, such a tone deaf response by the massive egotist Danny Baker.

And somewhat jarring when reading all the wonderful comments from fellow comedians praising just how helpful and modest Hardy was when encouraging them with their own careers.

He was fantastically funny while making political points brilliantly subtly. RIP Jeremy.

Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #54 on: February 01, 2019, 09:17:54 PM »
I was actually going to say "West Midlands accent" but then I started to wonder if that was a false memory and he did that in something else. But yes, I'm pretty sure that was his self-deprecating, Brummie character.

I had completely forgotten about that until you just mentioned it. He was around a lot in the late 80s and early 90s

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #55 on: February 01, 2019, 09:26:49 PM »
I always remember the great line, "A socialist? Not so socialist you don't own shoes!"


Sorry for making it all about myself.

Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2019, 10:48:18 PM »
love Jeremy Hardy*. Saw him live a couple of times- would have been 3, but his car broke down the first time on the way to Manchester.

First joke I remember hearing him do-

"I come from a very large family.... it's called 'mammals'"


*loved :(

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2019, 11:00:18 PM »
This has blindsided me. It does when somebody you expect to stick around for years and years like a crochety Alan Bennett figure just pisses off too early like that.

R.I.P.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz3Jo9Vi7Do





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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #58 on: February 01, 2019, 11:15:01 PM »
I've seen a short of clip of this linked from youtube, so I thought it might be worth sharing the whole thing -
Two Men On A Bench - Jeremy Hardy & Mark Steel (2008)

https://mega.nz/#!wfA0EQAS!MEIivBPmwPf6KYXUag9U6csAyihAH_E4ywCt4PIALUQ

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Re: Jeremy Hardy has died
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2019, 11:43:00 PM »
Danny Baker in "making it all about himself again" shocker

See also Victoria Coren-Mitchell.  Your Dad?  You had a famous Dad?  Really?  And there was me thinking you had a career based on talent.